IN OTHER LITERARY NEWS…
◙ My interview with Reyna Grande regarding her new memoir, The Distance Between Us (Atria Books), appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books. And if, after reading the interview, you’re inclined to drop a comment at the bottom of it, please do…this helps show that readers are interested in coverage of Latino/a writers.
◙ Award-winning author, Rigoberto González, offers an insightful review of Joy Castro’s new book of essays, Island of Bones (University of Nebraska Press), which he calls “incredibly heart-wrenching and empowering.”
◙ Issue 8 of PALABRA is now available! Poetry, short fiction and drama in this issue. Edited by elena minor, contributors include many fine writers such as Christina Olivares, Stephen D. Gutiérrez, Thelma T. Reyna, and ir'ene lara silva, to name but a few. Copies are $10 plus shipping and tax and can be ordered through firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the journal’s website for more information.
◙ Otto Santa Ana’s new book, Juan in a Hundred: The Representation of Latinos on Network News, has just been released by the University of Texas Press. Of the book, Frederick Luis Aldama says:
“Given the current demographics whereby Latinos are now the largest minority group in the United States, the narrow waveband of Latino representation in today’s news programming presents a glaring omission that remains largely overlooked by scholars. Dr. Santa Ana’s exhaustive and necessary study fills this gap, with some startling discoveries. The book adds important theoretical perspectives that are absent from most studies in this field [and] most of which do not contain this depth of research, analysis, or interpretation. . . . Juan in a Hundred doesn’t just identify and criticize. It offers solutions and new directions.”
◙ That’s all for this Monday…remember to stuff those stockings with gifts of Latino/a literature and…lea un libro!